80020 – Managers in agriculture



80020 – Managers in agriculture
Managers in agriculture plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations and functions of farms. They are responsible for growing crops, raising and breeding livestock, poultry and other animals, marketing farm products and enhancing farms’ sustainability through, notably, the implementation of new technologies. They usually own and operate their own establishment.


Index of titles
Animal breeder
Animal farmer
Apple grower
Apple producer
Bean sprout farmer
Bean sprout grower
Beef cattle farmer
Beef producer
Bird breeder
Broiler chicken producer
Broiler producer
Cash crop farmer
Cat breeder
Cattle rancher
Cereal and oilseed grower
Cereal and oilseed producer
Cereal farm manager
Cereal grower
Cereal producer
Chicken farmer
Cow-calf operator
Crop farmer
Dairy cattle breeder
Dairy farm manager
Dairy farmer
Dog breeder
Domestic animal breeder
Egg producer
Farm manager
Farmer (except nursery and fish farm)
Feedlot farmer
Forage crop farmer
Fruit farm operator
Fruit farmer
Fruit grower
Fruit producer
Fur farmer
Fur-bearing-animal farmer
Ginseng grower
Goat breeder
Grain and oilseed farmer
Grain and oilseed grower
Grain and oilseed producer
Grain farm manager
Grain farm operator
Grain farmer
Grain grower
Grain producer
Grape grower
Grape producer
Hatchery manager
Hatchery operator
Hog breeder
Hog farmer
Hog producer
Hop grower
Hop producer
Horse breeder
Kennel operator
Livestock farmer
Maple syrup producer
Market gardener
Mixed farmer
Mushroom grower
Mushroom producer
Organic grower
Pheasant breeder
Potato farmer
Potato grower
Potato producer
Poultry breeder
Poultry breeder - egg production
Poultry farm manager
Poultry farmer - egg production
Poultry producer
Rabbit breeder
Rodent breeder
Rodent raiser
Seed farmer
Seed grower
Seed producer
Sheep farm operator
Sheep farmer
Sod farmer
Sow farm manager
Sugar beet farmer
Sugar maple grower
Tobacco farmer
Tomato grower
Tropical fish breeder
Turf farmer
Turkey producer
Vegetable gardener
Vegetable grower
Vineyard manager
Wheat farmer
Wheat grower
Wheat producer


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Manage the overall operations of a farm, ranch or orchard
Determine the amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised
Organize and co-ordinate planting, cultivating and crop harvesting activities; raising and breeding of livestock and poultry
Hire and manage farm personnel
Establish a marketing program
Develop and keep financial and production records
Purchase farm machinery, livestock, seed, feed and other supplies
Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings
Perform farming duties.
May collect data and use digital technology tools and equipment to enhance the sustainability of the farm.


Employment requirements
Extensive farming experience, obtained as a farm supervisor or specialized crop or livestock worker or by working on a farm, is usually required.
A university degree or college diploma in agricultural management or other field related to crop or livestock production may be required.


Additional information
Managers in agriculture manage farms of various sizes which may specialize in particular crops such as wheat, apples or potatoes or raise particular livestock such as beef cattle, swine or poultry.


Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors (82030)
Managers in horticulture (80021)